The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on Monday, 11th October, 2021, sensitized intending contractors on E- procurement process of bidding at LASUBEB multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja.
The gathering, themed emphasis on contractors’ response on E- procurement processes is aimed at informing and enlightening intending contractors on processes of electronic procurement, implementation of e-tendering, e- publishing, e-bidding and e-Award models in bidding for the Y2019/2020 UBEC/LASUBEB intervention projects.
Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman, LASUBEB stated that the process is to cede the extant bureaucracy prevalent with the manual procurement process. He explained that the introduction of e-procurement platform is to eliminate excessive physical interactions, deepen the implementation of projects, workability and effectiveness of procurement and also speed up the delivery of critical projects in the state.
While commending the Governor for establishing the electronic platform under the third pillar of the THEMES agenda (Education and Technology). He furthered that it will encourage accountability, transparency, competition, fairness and value – for money.
Alawiye-King noted that the process will ease business transactions between government and stakeholders with service providers in procurement cycle to conduct business engagements from their comfort zones.
He urged the contractors’ to take advantage of the meeting for clarification and also follow the due process as contained on the platform.
Director General, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency , Mr. Fatai Onafowote ably represented by Mr. Akintunde Moruf Subair stated that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is poised in running an inclusive government adding that the e-bidding system is encrypted, interactive and can be accessed from any part of the world.
He added that it is to ensure that the bidding system and award of contract is transparent, noting that contractors can download, upload, submit and print documents for bidding online.